First let me remind everyone I am not a videographer. Nor am I comfortable being in front of the camera – especially while I’m still recovering from Bell’s Palsy but… I do it for the charity and the breed I love so much. Second, I apologize for being out-of-focus for most of the video, but honestly I think I look better blurred. Third and final, this was done in one take. I felt like that was the only fair way to pick the winners – no retakes, so… as I made mistakes instead of cutting and doing it again, I just kept going.
Okay. Enough apologies and excuses. The winners, in order, are Loredana Gallo of NY # 187155; Lillian Ortiz (no relation to me) of CA #187340; Helen Draviczky of PA # 187342; Dawn Myers of CA # 187227; Patricia Hinkson of CA # 187400 and Jeanne McBride of CA # 187275. Your prizes will ship to the mailing addresses you provided via Paypal on Monday, July 1 by 2-day UPS.
We did have a lot of winners from California, but out of the 273 tickets more than half were from California residents (my home state). However, I must say, I’m supremely grateful for all the love we got from the 15 other states: AL, FL, IA, IL, IN, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, PA, TN, TX, WA, VT. Again thank you all for the continued support and donations. I really am truly humbled by your encouragement and enthusiasm for our mission. I send you all my sincerest gratitude and appreciation. You and your dachshunds are wonderful gifts to our community and me. Thank you.
One last note: while I filmed the drawing results Rufus and Emily were fast asleep at my feet. Neither of them could be bothered to help me.